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John MacGillivray
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 302 pages of information about Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By the Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During the Years 1846-1850..


Distribution of Aboriginal tribes of Cape York and Torres Strait. 
Mode of warfare illustrated. 
Their social condition. 
Treatment of the women. 
Prevalence of infanticide. 
Education of a child. 
Mode of scarifying the body. 
Initiation to manhood. 
Their canoes, weapons, and huts. 
Dress of the women. 
Food of the natives. 
Mode of fishing. 
Capture of the turtle and dugong described. 
Yams and mode of culture. 
Edible roots, fruits, etc
No recognised chieftainship. 
Laws regarding property in land. 
Belief in transmigration of souls. 
Their traditions. 
Diseases and modes of treatment. 
Burial Ceremonies.


Sail from Cape York. 
Mount Ernest described. 
Find Kalkalega tribe on Sue Island. 
Friendly reception at Darnley Island, and proceedings there. 
Bramble Cay and its turtle. 
Stay at Redscar Bay. 
Further description of the natives, their canoes, etc
Pass along the South-east coast of New Guinea. 
Call at Duchateau Islands. 
Passage to Sydney. 
Observations on Geology and Ethnology. 
Origin of the Australians considered.


Death of Captain Stanley. 
Sail for England. 
Arrive at the Bay of Islands. 
Falls of the Keri-Keri. 
Passage across the South Pacific. 
Oceanic birds. 
Stay at the Falkland Islands. 
Settlement of Stanley. 
Call at Berkeley Sound. 
Lassoing cattle. 
Resume our homeward voyage. 
Call at Horta in the Azores. 
The caldeira of Fayal. 
Arrive in England.


Narrative of Mr. W. Carron. 
Statement of Jackey-Jackey. 
Dr. Vallack’s statement. 
Extracts from Mr. T.B.  Simpson’s Log.


Comparative vocabulary of two of the languages of the neighbourhood of
Cape York.

Comparative vocabulary of three of the languages of the south-east coast
of new Guinea and the Louisiade archipelago.

Remarks on the vocabularies of the voyage of the Rattlesnake, by R.G. 
Latham, M.D.

Catalogue of the birds of the north-east coast of Australia and Torres

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